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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

C for Cities

The City of  Bolzano in The Southern Tyrol.

This is a delicious plate of a cured pork which is lightly smoked in the farms in the surrounding mountains and pasturelands.

A selection of local hand
made
cheeses again derived from the cattle
that graze in the verdant pastures and mountainsides bedecked with fragrant herbs.

Delicious home made soup, made with a beef stock then fresh herbs and  vegetables also dumpling may be added.
This the the local tipple called Grappa, it is a distillate without additives or refining substances, It is a type of Pomace brandy and delicious served with Prosecco.



One of the stunning views on the drive to the City of Bolzano.

After making two attempts to write a CONTINUATION of my previous posts firstly about a visit to Austria then follwing on last week about a visit to the CITY of Bolzano in the Southern Tyrol.

My PC has decided to lose all the wordage and lovely pictures that I  had collected then put together for my meme. I am just trying to post some more pictures of the region...here goes for the third attempt!
Bolzano.

The Province of  Bolzano is dominated by it's majestic scenery  and pretty small towns, typical of a border area, where three cultures and languages live together in harmony i.e. Italian, German and Latin.


Time stands still in this breathtakingly beautiful part of  the Southern Tyrol.

Well I must finish after my third attempt, I hope it isn't too Cock-eyed....I CAN only say I tried !

(Please note that all the photographs on this site are taken by courtesy of various Google sites. You will see the names of the various photography firms in the watermark or beneath the picture. DW.)


My thanks to Denise Roger and Leslie and all the rest of the team for keeping ABCW running for so long and now looking forward to the Changes to Come in not too distant future,

Best wishes to all
from 
Di.
ABCW team.

34 comments:

  1. wonderful trip, was it? That pork seems delicious.... the photo's show a beatiful peace of earth

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    1. Melody
      Instead of saying, 'Wonderful trip was it'? Did you mean to say, 'What a wonderful trip ?
      Also did you mean to say 'The photo's show a beautiful peaceful place on earth?, instead of 'The photo's show a beatiful peace of earth'
      Di.
      ABCW team

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  2. Not too cock-eyed at all, Di. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous place. Making me want to go there very much.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Thanks Leslie, as I have just informed Melody the pictures were retrieved from google but the memories are all mine!
      When Ian has recovered from his surgery we may just take a trip over to Austria and Italy...This time I will take a more sophisticated camera than my trusty old Brownie 127.
      You would love Austria/N/Italy, especially with your photographic skills.
      Love Di.
      ABCW team xxx

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  3. What a stunning magical place. A dream trip.

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    1. Hi There, It is and judging by the pictures it is exactly as i remember, I love tradition, from the clothes the people wear and the beautiful scenery, also the delicious cuisine,,I love the place.
      Just been looking at your clocks, what a wonderful collection,
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  4. You overcame all your cock-ups and the photos are gorgeous. It is truly a beautiful world!

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    1. hello Hildred,
      I could write forever about Austria/N.Italy it was a wonderful trip and all of fifty years ago. The pictures were retrieved from good old Mr google but they are just as I remember.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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    1. Hi there,
      I was drooling just scouring through Google to find the pictures of the wonderful fare that I remember so well....Glad you enjoyed the trip, I seem to get by on my memories at present,
      We make take a trip there next year.
      best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  6. ps.... I forgot to mention it earlier....

    Maybe you do know and it is okay but maybe you don't.... some pictures of you in this post carry a watermark. Do you know about the troubles you might get into with them?

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    1. I am aware of copyright infringement This trip was taken fifty years ago and was written from memory apart from the pictures, which I retrieved from various google sites sites'. The names of the phtographic companies are clearly marked by watermark or written plainly underneath the photograph !
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  7. Creative photos and delightful tour of a beautiful place ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

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    1. Hi Carol, the pictures are courtesy of Mr Google but memories are mine.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  8. Great post for C.Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi KV,

      Thanks for stopping by and your kind
      comments,
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  9. U had me at Cured pork and cheese.. Sigh !!

    PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday
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    1. Hi there PM,
      the cured pork(Speck)and the cheese is so delicious...and the scenery is wonderful too,
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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    1. Hi Roger,
      The Grappa is not for the faint hearted, but it does give
      one a certain glow after two or three.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  11. Great post Trubes, one of the places I most want to visit.

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  12. Well go my friend, take your lovely wife and children, it's a wonderland.
    There's something about the mountain air there, the brass bands, the yodellers, the food to die for, the steins of frothy beer, so family orientated and of course the wonderful scenery xx
    Di.

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  13. It's beautiful place and wonderful trip described by words and photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Klara, thanks for your kind words,
      It was a memorable tripand although
      it was 50 years ago, I remember like it was
      only yesterday.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  14. Oh my favorite cheese and wine. The pictures are glorious!!!
    Ann

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    1. Hello Ann, so good to hear from you again,
      Cheese and wine mmm! glad you like the pictures,
      I set myself quite a task retrieving them from Google,
      but I wanted it to be just as I remembered,
      Best wishes Di.
      ABCW team.

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  15. Now I want something to eat! The Southern Tyrol mountain scene photo reminds me of Yosemite Valley in California. Hmmm, I wonder if the Alps are taller the the Sierra Nevada range (where Yosemite is). Traveling is so much fun. Big hugs to you, Di. :-)

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    1. Hi Susie, I know what you mean about your appetite being stirred by the look of that lovely cured pork (It's called Speck) and of course the wonderful Alpine cheeses, breads, and such an assortment of dairy products....so yummy.
      I think there are a couple of peaks in the alps (Mont Blanc) that surpass the peaks of the Sierra Nevada but can't find any information to verify that so I'm batting that back to you Susie...
      Hugs,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  16. Wow, that is one gorgeous place to explore!/ I wish I could visit there someday!

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    1. Hello CR.
      Good to hear from you, It is a beautiful part of Europe
      a never forgotten experience, It would be lovely for you
      if you could visit it some day.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  17. It looks beautiful there. And the food looks good!

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    1. Hi Liz,
      good to hear from you. It is as good as it looks
      Liz, perhaps when you next visit your extended Italian
      family you could take a trip to The Dolomiti region it is
      really stunning, some wonderful walking there too, complete with mountain guides, if required.
      best wishes,
      Di,
      Abcw team.

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  18. Such a beautiful area. Gorgeous. The cured pork, the cheese, the soup, all look for good. Being able to travel there would be a dream of a life time.

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  19. Hello Pat,
    The food is a delight all local fare, produce from the moutainside farms, scenery to take your breath away.
    Good to hear from you.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x